The Big Ten Network announced their schedule for the first three weeks of the 2016 college football season today. Rutgers will play their home opener in Week 2 on September 10th against Howard at noon, with the game airing live on BTN. This will be the last time Rutgers plays Howard, with the Big Ten enacting a conference ban against playing FCS schools starting in 2018. We reviewed the non-conference schedule for Rutgers and every other Big Ten East school for the next decade here.
This afternoon, it was also reported that the second home game of the season for Rutgers against New Mexico will kickoff at noon as well. The game will broadcast live on ESPNews.
9/17-12 ET: NoDakSt@IA E2; GaSt@WI BTN; Temp@PS BTN; NMex@RU ENews. 3:30 ET: Ore@NE ABC, Colo@MI BTN. 4 ET: WMU@IL ENews.— Mark D. Rudner (@BigTenMarkTV) June 13, 2016
Kickoff times for the 2016 season are now confirmed for eight of the twelve scheduled regular season games for Rutgers. There have been broadcast details confirmed for just five games so far next season. Highlights include the Michigan game scheduled for primetime on ABC or ESPN/ESPN2, as well as the Penn State game shown in primetime on BTN. That game will be senior night and part of a doubleheader with Rutgers wrestling, who will host Princeton earlier that day on the field of High Point Solutions Stadium. In addition, Rutgers will be the homecoming opponent for both of their Big Ten road contests in October, at Ohio State and at Minnesota. Only 82 days until the Rutgers football season starts and the Chris Ash era officially kicks off!
|September 3rd||AT Washington||2:00 PM||PAC-12 Network|
|September 10th||Howard||12:00 PM||BTN|
|September 17th||New Mexico||12:00 PM||ESPNews|
|October 1st||AT Ohio State||12:00 PM|
|October 8th||Michigan||7:00/8:00 PM||ABC/ESPN/ESPN2|
|October 15th||Illinois||12:00 PM|
|October 22nd||AT Minnesota||12:00 PM|
|November 12th||AT Michigan State|
|November 19th||Penn State||8:00 PM||BTN|
|November 26th||AT Maryland|